Not even the torching of their churches could stop Christians in Indonesia from holding services to worship God—even if they have to do it inside tents or in the forest. Eleven churches were burned and destroyed in the Indonesian province of Aceh last year, some by Islamist extremists and some others by the police, reports said.
But despite the mounting Christian persecution in Indonesia, church membership is climbing, according to World Watch Monitor (WWM). Of the 11 churches destroyed last year, the members of six of these churches continue to meet in tents. Other congregants have joined other churches despite fear of more violence, WWM learned. FULL REPORT